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Engineering union, Spirit AeroSystems continue talks

Labor talks continue between Spirit AeroSystems and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace.

On Tuesday, Spirit management presented the company’s position on employee benefits, SPEEA said in an update.

The presentation made it clear that there are “difficult talks” ahead, it said. But “our team now has a starting point for benefits negotiations.”

Main table negotiations began last week.

Talks on benefits, including compensation, and the use of contract labor, still lie ahead.

SPEEA deemed today “Solidarity Day,” and asked all SPEEA-represented employees to wear red T-shirts to show their support.

The union represents about 700 engineers at Spirit AeroSystems. The current contract expires July 11.